Updated: Dec 15, 2021
Happy Holy Days! In honor of the season I wanted to introduce my favorite essential oil, (don't tell the others) Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
The documented use of Frankincense goes back thousands of years...
"And when they were come into the house they saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." --Matthew 2:11*
After learning about Frankincense and Myrrh from a scientific viewpoint, I have taken on the theory that these oils were for the mother as they aid in after birth administrations, analgesic and anti-anxiety. Frankincense is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to skin, undiluted. As well it can be put in the mouth undiluted. (Please research before putting in your mouth.) In ancient Egypt it was used in rejuvenating face masks and cosmetics.
I use Boswellia carteri from Somolia. Frankincense is traditionally used to alleviate anxiety and stress. "Frank" is also ..."used medicinally in the East and West for a wide range of conditions including syphilis, rheumatism, respiratory and urinary tract infec